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What are preliminaries?

Put simply – preliminaries are all the documentation you are required to provide council before commencing construction of any major project on a residential property. Typically, this information consists of Building plans, Engineering, Soil tests, Energy Efficiency Reports and more…

We cannot stress enough the importance of incorporating a professional builder during the design and preliminary process. Which is why we offer full design and preliminary packages where we sit down in close collaboration with the architect and you to carefully and thoughtfully design your new custom home, renovation or addition to meet your needs and budget.

Our risk free 3 step preliminary process

STEP 1: CONCEPT DESIGN

The first step to your custom design starts with a site meeting and introduction to our architect. This meeting will kickstart your design process and involves the following:

STEP 2: PLANNING STAGE

The next step of this process is to develop the drawings ready for submission for council planning approval. This stage requires the following: 

STEP 3: BUILDING STAGE

The final stage of approval is the building rules consent stage. This is where we engage a lot of consultants to provide structural and mandatory plans to be added to overall design. This stage details your plans ready for construction and includes the following:

ZJ Building will assist and work closely with you and the designer to ensure you stay aware of how your design decisions are impacting on your budget. We will then prepare all of the plans, documentation, engineering and reports to get the necessary approvals in place. Our preliminary agreements ensure that you own all of the plans and documents on completion of the contract.

If you already have full architectural drawings or are already working with an architect, ZJ Building will mould into your selected team without disruption and with full cooperation. Our processes can be fully customised to suit whatever stage you’re at, so regardless of where you sit, we can help organise or simply offer our guidance.

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